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Rhythmic Gymnastics at the 2012 London Summer Games:

Women's Individual

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Wembley Arena, Wembley, London
Date Started: August 9, 2012
Date Finished: August 11, 2012

Gold: RUS Yevgeniya Kanayeva
Silver: RUS Darya Dmitriyeva
Bronze: BLR Lyubov Cherkashina

Summary

Russian Yevgeniya Kanayeva was the defending champion and came to London as an overwhelming favorite in this event. She had won the last three World Championships, and in 2009 and 2011 won the all-around and all four apparatus gold medals at the Worlds, and she had already won 17 World and 13 European gold medals.

Kanayeva came through as expected, winning the gold medal in dominating fashion, as she was the only gymnast to score 9.900 with any apparatus, something she did twice with hoops and clubs. She had the highest score on three of the four apparatuses. Kanayeva was 2.4 points ahead of her teammate Darya Dmitriyeva, who was, in turn, over three points ahead of Belarus’ [Lyubov Charkashina].

This was the fourth consecutive gold medal in the event for a Russian gymnast, and this was only the second one-two finish for a nation in rhythmic gymnastics, after Russians Alina Kabayeva and Irina Chashchina had won gold-silver at Athens in 2004.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Yevgeniya Kanayeva 22 Russia RUS Gold
2 Darya Dmitriyeva 19 Russia RUS Silver
3 Lyubov Cherkashina 24 Belarus BLR Bronze
4 Aliyə Qarayeva 24 Azerbaijan AZE
5 Son Yeon-Jae 18 South Korea KOR
6 Alina Maksymenko 21 Ukraine UKR
7 Neta Rivkin 21 Israel ISR
8 Silviya Miteva 26 Bulgaria BUL
9 Joanna Mitrosz 23 Poland POL
10 Hanna Rizatdinova 19 Ukraine UKR
11 Deng Senyue 20 China CHN
12 Melitina Stanyuta 18 Belarus BLR
13 Delphine Ledoux 27 France FRA
14 Carolina Rodríguez 26 Spain ESP
15 Anna Alyabyeva 18 Kazakhstan KAZ
16 Julieta Cantaluppi 27 Italy ITA
17 Jana Berezko-Marggrander 16 Germany GER
18 Carolina Weber 26 Austria AUT
19 Khrystalleni Trikomiti 18 Cyprus CYP
20 Ulyana Trofimova 22 Uzbekistan UZB
21 Julie Zetlin 22 United States USA
22 Janine Murray 22 Australia AUS
23 Yasmine Rostom 19 Egypt EGY
24 Frankie Jones 21 Great Britain GBR